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Monsters in the Woods

Donna Schaper

"You will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you."


You Haven't Got What It Takes

Tony Robinson

There are many times, and big moments, in our lives, when we wonder if we are up to the challenge, up to what lies ahead.


Out of the Mouths of Babes

Richard L. Floyd

Perhaps we don't need to know everything to know enough to praise God


Just When You Least Expect It

Martin B. Copnehaver

I was a bit taken aback when I opened the gospel reading in the lectionary for today and found that it told the story of the Annunciation—the announcement that Mary is to give birth to the Son of God. 



Both / And

John A. Nelson

 In many Bible passages that contrast "world" and "spirit," it can seem that the Bible takes sides: bad world; good spirit.


Show and Prove

Kaji Douša

If I were called to it, I could easily write a television series based on my [former] dating life. It was that dramatic.


Mothers Translate

Lillian Daniel

A lot of what good mothers do is translate.


That Sinking Feeling

John A. Nelson

Many of us, probably most, are inundated in one way or another. There's good company — and understanding and support — among those who are struggling.


Thirsty Land

Vince Amlin

In Isaiah, God says that the gift of the Spirit transforms the people to be like trees in the desert.


Interventionist God

Molly Baskette

The relative power of God to intervene in the happenings of our world is perhaps one of the most unresolved tenets of progressive Christianity.